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Sheriff's deputy rescues Oregon dog trapped in ravine for 5 days

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On Monday, Jan. 6, KATU News reported that a missing dog who had been trapped in a ravine in Clackamas County, Ore. for five days was finally rescued by a sheriff's deputy.

The five-year-old black Labrador retriever mix, named "Sampson," had been trapped beneath rocks for five days before he was finally rescued.

Sampson went missing on New Year's Day. His family posted fliers and reached out on Facebook about their dog's disappearance, but there were no leads for days.

Someone heard the missing dog whimpering in the woods near the Stone Cliff Inn Restaurant in Carver, Ore. According to a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office news release, the responding sheriff's deputy heard the call on his radio and responded, finding the missing dog six feet down a small ravine.

Deputies said that the terrain was rocky and Sampson appeared to be trapped beneath rocks. The deputy donned knee pads and a helmet and climbed down the ravine to rescue Sampson.

According to the news release, the missing dog is "now happy and home with his owner".

It's been an eventful animal rescue year so far for Oregon. Earlier this month, Portland firefighters rescued a sheep who was stuck in mud and a cat who couldn't get out of a crawlspace.

Do you have a missing pet? The Missing Pet Partnership provides tips for those with missing dogs and cats.

Facebook can also be an excellent resource for those with missing pets. Help FIND Nahla helped a missing dog return home - and continues to help others reunite with their missing dogs and cats.

Are you interested in becoming involved in animal rescue? The Washington State Animal Response Team (WASART) provides training for animal rescues. Visit their website here.

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